Original Author: Unidentified follower of Sir Peter Lely
Created: Second half of the seventeenth century
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society
King Charles II
King Charles II's elaborate outfit includes the facsimile of a lion on his shoulder. This three-quarter-length portrait from life was executed by an unidentified follower of Sir Peter Lely, the well-known artist who painted members of the aristocracy in the seventeenth century.